Bienvenue au Cercle Français de Ferndown

We are a small and friendly group who enjoy listening to interesting talks in French on a wide variety of topics, practising our conversational skills, watching French films, usually with English subtitles, and mixing socially with like-minded people who enjoy all things French.  We also have a lending library of books.

Don’t feel that you have to be fluent in the language – we have members with varying levels of competence.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month between October and May/June.

Come and join us either as a member or a visitor and be assured of a very warm welcome.

Meeting location and contact details >


What's on

 Colosseum Cinema, Westbourne
@ Lavish Life, 14 Westbourne Arcade
01202 769092

Monday, 25th February, 2019

"Amelie"  (2001)
"Amelie" is a fanciful comedy about a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making.  Shot in over 80 Parisian locations, acclaimed directore Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("Delicatessen", "The City of the Lost Children") invokes his incomparable visionary style to capture the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful ingenue.

Friday 1st March  at 7.30pm

"Mektoub my love"  (2018) (15)

Amin, an aspiring screenwriter living in Paris, returns home for the summer, to a fishing village in the South of France.  It is a time of reconnecting with his family and his childhood friends.  Together with his cousin Tony and his best friend Ophélie, he spends his time between the Tunisian restaurant run by his parents, the local bars and the beaches frequented by girls on holiday.  Enchanted by the many female characters who surround him, Amin remains in awe of these summer sirens while his dionysiac cousin throws himself into their carnal delights with euphoria.  Armed with his camera and guided by the bright summer light of the Mediterranean coast, Akin pursues his philosophical quest while gathering inspiration for his screenplays.  When it comes to love, only Mektoub ("destiny" in Arabic) can decide.

Friday, 8th March  at 7.30pm

"The Day of the Jackal"  (1973)

An underground French paramilitary group is intent on eliminating President Charles de Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand), but when numerous attempts on his life fail, they resort to hiring the infamous hit man known as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox).  As the enigmatic assassin prepares to shoot de Gaulle, he takes out any problematic people along the way.  Meanwhile, Lebel (Michael Lonsdale) a savvy Parisian police detective, begins to solve the mystery of the killer's identity.

Poole Lighthouse
Ticket office:  01202 280000

No french films currently


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